Our First Look at the New Microsoft Surface Pen and Wireless Charger

Posted on October 1, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Microsoft Surface, Mobile with 12 Comments

Microsoft’s big Surface event is happening tomorrow, and a lot of the products were already leaked last night. The leak gave us a closer look at the new Surface Pro 7, the ARM-powered Surface Pro, and the Surface Laptop 3. And if you looked closely on the leaked renders, you’d notice the ARM-powered Surface device had an interesting look for the Surface Pen. The new ARM-powered Surface is reportedly called Surface Campus.

Microsoft’s actually working on a new design for the Surface Pen that will come with the ARM-powered Surface Pro. We aren’t quite sure exactly what will change in terms of functionality, but according to our sources, the new Pen will be able to wirelessly charge. Microsoft will have a dedicated wireless charger for the new Surface Pen that you’ll be able to charge the pen with (hopefully via Type-C). You can see the new Surface Pen design on the image above, which has more of a flat look than the current Surface Pen. The wireless charger also recently passed FCC.

You will also be able to dock the new Surface Pen into the Type Cover of the ARM-powered Surface device. The Type Cover will be able to close with the Pen inside it, though we aren’t exactly sure if it will be able to wirelessly charge it. I mean, that would be the sensible functionality here, but we will just have to wait and see. Apple lets users charge their Apple Pencil by attaching it to the iPad Pro — so hopefully, Microsoft is going for a similar functionality here.

We are almost around a day away from Microsoft’s Surface event where the company will officially reveal these new products, so we will get all the official details really soon. We will be covering it live from New York tomorrow, so stay tuned for more Surface goodness.

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